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South Sudan economy on edge amid war, low oil production

Hit by falling oil revenues, South Sudan's economy is also troubled by a violent conflict that looks set to continue. Read more »

Published March 22, 2015

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Judge OKs punitive damages in California gender bias case

A California trial judge ruled Saturday that a woman suing a Silicon Valley venture capital firm in a high-profile gender bias case may seek punitive damages that could add tens of millions of... Read more »

Published March 21, 2015

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California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze — not the usual... Read more »

Published March 21, 2015

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Can't remember your password? Here are 2 new ways to log in

Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional... Read more »

Published March 20, 2015

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FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles. Read more »

Published March 20, 2015

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Why Fed won't have a big impact on your loans anytime soon

Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher. Read more »

Published March 19, 2015

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Judge OKs $10 million settlement in Target data breach

A Minnesota judge has endorsed a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson... Read more »

Published March 19, 2015

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Boehner, Pelosi see victories in fixing Medicare docs' fees

An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the... Read more »

Published March 19, 2015

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Test security now means checking social media for cheaters

For the organizations that give standardized tests, it's a common — and common-sense — security measure. Read more »

Published March 19, 2015

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Pa. firm giving NCAA tournaments new high-def replay system

The NCAA is going all in on high-def video reviews during March Madness. Read more »

Published March 19, 2015

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Health care law paperwork costs small businesses thousands

Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn't have to spend before the new regulations went into effect. Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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As Internet Explorer loses ground, Microsoft readies new web browser

Look out, Internet Explorer. After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program. Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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Starbucks CEO defends 'Race Together' after backlash

Starbucks' campaign aimed at encouraging people to talk about race relations in the U.S. is the latest example of a big company trying to tie its brands to big social issues. Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises

The Federal Reserve is signaling that it needs to see further improvement in the job market and higher inflation before it raises interest rates from record lows. Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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General Motors beats a retreat out of Russia

General Motors will slash production in Russia and pull its mass-market Opel brand completely in the face of plummeting sales in the economically troubled country. Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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Starbucks delivery to start in Seattle, New York City

Starbucks says it will start delivering to customers in select parts of Seattle and New York City later this year. Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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US Fed cuts forecast for unemployment rate over long run

The Federal Reserve forecasts that the U.S. unemployment rate can now fall further without spurring inflation, a sign that it may move slowly in raising interest rates. Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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Google's moonshots, gender bias at South by Southwest

Music flooded into the streets around Austin's convention center as South by Southwest's music festival kicked off and the interactive portion wrapped up. Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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AmEx to debut multi-brand customer loyalty program in US

American Express is preparing to launch a customer loyalty program in the U.S. that will enable shoppers at select retailers rack up points that they can use toward future purchases at Macy's,... Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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Airline world's tiny secret: infatuation with model planes

In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. But all over the world airline executives engage in a greeting that is all their own: the exchange of model airplanes. Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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Review: Can you really save money by cutting the cord?

There are more ways to watch television online than ever. Even HBO and ESPN — two channels often cited as reasons people keep expensive cable or satellite TV packages — will be... Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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Red-nosed peacock: NBC to air 'Red Nose Day' charity special

Britain's famed Red Nose Day charity event will make its U.S. debut with a NBC special benefiting anti-poverty groups. Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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Police cars torched at anti-austerity protest in Germany

Protesters torched police cars and threw stones at officers during anti-austerity protests ahead of the inauguration ceremony for the European Central Bank's new headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more »

Published March 18, 2015

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GOP says Obama aides meddled in 'net neutrality'

Congressional Republicans on Tuesday accused independent regulators of bowing to White House pressure on "net neutrality," citing thousands of emails and other documents that show close... Read more »

Published March 17, 2015

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Coffee and code: Software giant opens Silicon Valley cafe

Silicon Valley has no shortage of coffee shops where sleep-starved programmers and eager entrepreneurs sit hunched over laptop computers and talk about ideas for launching the next Google or... Read more »

Published March 17, 2015

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